Nissan Maxima Problem Report

Nissan Maxima Failed External Seal on Engine Oil Cooler May Leak

(36 reports)

The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

I noticed my car leaking oil by the right wheel area. The dealership told me this problem was my oil cooler at a price of $271.00. This is the second time this problem has happen to me within a 2 years. -
Noticed oil leaking on driveway close to passenger-side wheel, had leak diagnosed/inspected by local repair shop. Was told it was the oil cooler gasket that needed to be replaced. Was quoted high price to replace a $5 part. Will be fixing it myself after ordering part and doing research on the problem. -
Replaced Oil Filter/Cooler Gasket which was in excellent shape , Lasted 2 weeks Oil leak returned. -
noticed car seemed to using more oil, found the cooler seal was leakig -
i brought this car from nissan security january 26 2011 i took this car back to dealer to get an oil change the dealer told me i need a oil cooler seal and a oil pan gasket cause i have an oil leak -
My car would leak alot of oil so I had a mechanic look into it and according to him the oil cooler was cracked and leaking oil. He said usually these parts dont ever have to be replaced unless its defective. =( -
oil leak at seal to oil cooler. It will be fixed tomorrow. I do not think that it will be too expensive...at least that is what I have been told. -
oil coler seal leak. -
drip leaking when choosing to...will get fixed when i can afford to....\o/ -
I took my car into the shop for an oil leak and I was told that it was the Oil Cooler Gasket. WOW $200 to replace a $5 part! -
oil cooler o ring started leaking -
Had both Valve cover gaskets replaced... Turned out severe leak was coming from the engine oil cooler. -
oil cooler seal leaking -
Front end oil leak -
Just saw this thread and have experienced the same problem since 65K. Did replace oil gasket twice. Did not work. -
TOOK CAR TO DEALER JUST PUCHASED IT 3 WEEKS AGO CAMSENSOR WENT OUT WHILE THEY WERE LOOKING IT OVER TOLD ME CAR LEAKING DEALER NOT SURE IF IT WAS THE OIL COOLER GASKET AND THE OIL AN GASKET -
oil leak at seal to oil cooler -
Cleaned the area very good and found the oil was coming from around the oil filter. N0T the filter, was the oil cooler. -
failed external seal on engine oil cooler -
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